|The decision to perform a total joint replacement is made only after other non-surgical treatments and other surgical alternatives have been unsuccessful in relieving the pain and disability. Based upon the personal medical history and needs of a patient, an orthopaedic surgeon evaluates the potential benefits and risks of a total joint replacement for that individual.
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Regional Orthopaedic Health Care surgeons perform total joint replacement surgeries.
Dr. Knox explains: "One of the greatest surgical advances in this century has been the total replacement of damaged shoulder, hip or knee joints with smoothly functioning artificial joints made of metal and plastic. Nothing short of miraculous, total joint replacement surgery gives thousands of patients - mostly arthritis sufferers - years of mobility they might not otherwise enjoy."
The total joint replacement gives patients long term pain relief and restores movement and function of the shoulder, hip, or knee.
Total joint replacement can, in many cases, enable a person to resume performing normal daily activities without pain or stiffness.
"Nothing short of miraculous, total joint replacement surgery gives thousands of patients - mostly arthritis sufferers - years of mobility they might not otherwise enjoy."
|Regional Orthopaedic Health Care
Thomas E. Knox, M.D.
#3 Medical Plaza
Mountain Home, AR 72653
* Surgical procedures
* Closed fracture care
* Occupational therapy
* Hand therapy
* Sports medicine
* Diagnostic tests available at our clinic:
X-Rays & MRI
* Diagnostic tests performed at
Baxter Regional Medical Center, Ozark Medical Center and North Arkansas Medical Center: MRI, bone scans, CT scans, EMG, NCV
In most cases, the joint can be used shortly after the surgery, and the patient will be taught how to do appropriate exercises to strengthen the joint.
The longevity of the artificial joint depends to some extent upon the activity level of the patient. When needed, Regional Orthopaedic Health Care can replace the joint prosthesis through a procedure called revision arthroplasty.
24 Hours - 7 Days
24-hour coverage in orthopaedic medicine to the people of both southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.
Dr. Knox is committed to providing residents the best medical care in the area of their specialty: inpatient and outpatient care of the bones and joints and sports medicine.
Dr. Knox has served patients in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas for more than 15 years.
Dr. Knox is accepting patients due to the expansion of staff and facilities at Regional Orthopaedic Health Care.